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Tony Pavlovich

US History Geography Video Freebie Lesson

Attention, US History Teachers! Are you looking for a fun and interactive activity to engage your students in learning US geography? We have just the thing for you—a YouTube video graphic organizer notes doodle-style activity that your students will absolutely love! This activity is perfect for both distance learning and traditional classrooms, making it versatile and accessible for all teaching […]

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Online teaching materials for more engagement among students

As a teacher, you are always looking for new ways to get more engagement among students during lessons so that they can learn easily and faster. That’s why Instructomania develops online teaching materials for teachers that make it easy to teach new material to students in an interactive way. Instructomania is currently supported by more than 25,000 teachers who have

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Benefits of online teaching materials

The benefits of online teaching material

Online teaching material is changing our understanding of education. In the past, if you needed to learn something, you attended classes, training sessions and/or lectures at school or work, and then took a test to see if you had absorbed the knowledge. However, today you can take online classes in subjects that actually interest you as a student or teacher.

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6 Strategies for a Distance Learning Mind Shift

This week across our nation teachers are being asked to shift from traditional classrooms to a completely digital environment. Anxious teachers are now swan diving off the high dive into online distance learning platforms, hoping to tread in often unfamiliar waters. This past week, Erika and I have navigated a flurry of emails from brave, but nervous colleagues, students, and

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Comparing Religions Lesson Plan

 This unit is one of Instructomania’s BEST-SELLERS! Religion is such an important aspect of the development of a civilization! The resources in this set were designed to cover the key facts that will help build great discussions and a fundamental understanding of cultural behaviors. This engaging, Common Core, comparing religions activity bundle is loaded with versatility and fun, including: ⭐ A

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How do you DBQ?

Document-based questions (DBQs) are the meat and potatoes of high school history classes and AP courses. These essay or short-answer questions require students to construct a response after inspecting provided historical documents. As new standards prescribe more evidence-based thinking and less rote memorization. Get your students investigating history with this versatile document based questions for US history resource packet. Save big by

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Browse over 20 Instructomania Ancient and US History Stations …

These content rich activities are student centered and interactive.  Depending on which one you choose, each activity has 6-11 stations with close readings and primary sources detailing the geography, achievements, social classes, leadership, economy and religion of a particular era / region. Readings come with pictures, charts and maps. Questions and interactive mini activities are underneath the reading AND on a

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Check out our Bell-Ringers Mini Lessons!

There is nothing like the sound of students working hard on an assignment the minute class has begun. What is that sound? Silence! Our Investigation History warm-ups or bell-ringers are skill-based content rich mini-lessons! Instructomania created these to enforce skills that my colleagues and I felt students were just not getting. Each Warm-Up is Key Concepts for history based (political

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NEW Ancient Geography YouTube Video Graphic Organizer Doodle Notes!

These fun doodle note themed two page graphic organizers are used with a free, engaging Whiteboard Animation Style YouTube video created by Instructomania. The video series can be located at: https://goo.gl/uU6rD6 Each video 8-10 minutes long and divided into three sections. Students do all of the following: ►Learn about and map the key geographical features of Ancient Greece►Play a fun game that

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Instructomania Interactive Lesson Plans to Help Increase Student Engagement

The last thing you want your students to do is stop paying attention in class. Even the dullest subject or most information packed lecture can be spruced up by adding an interactive element to your lesson. Replacing your chalkboard or whiteboard with a large, interactive display may be the best tool in your arsenal. Here are some creative ways that

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New “World Domination Geography” video and game!

We’ve created a student approved “World Domination Geography” game complete with a fun, interactive class video!  This game is right up goofy late-Elementary to Middle School alley, complete with a flying cat superhero and a laser shooting villain.  Students acquire points by answering geography questions correctly and it’s low-risk since a map is provided. We will be developing a series of videos over the summer, so please be

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Word Power in the Classroom

A few summers ago, I read Blink by Malcolm Gladwell. I learned about the power of the subconscious and how simple, suggestive words can greatly influence attitude and behavior. I immediately made about 40 signs that constantly reinforce behaviors I want in the classroom. They were all positive, in fact, one of them was the word positive. Others that still hang on

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Enhance Learning with Google!

Technology in the Classroom: How Google Classroom Can Enhance Student Learning If you’re still largely using paper for materials and assignments, then Google Classroom offers an easy-to-use, entry-level step into making your class more digital. Like many of its products, Google makes every attempt to provide a self-intuitive and user-friendly experience. If you already employ paperless methods for your students,

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The Best Social Media Site to Connect Students and Teachers

Statistics on the age of social media users are incredulous. As of July 2014, 78% of 12 to 17-year-olds (6th to 11th graders) that are active online used Facebook at least once monthly, and 52% used Instagram as often. Our world really is starting to become more about posting than relationship building. The instant gratification of online interaction and visual

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